Avangate Acquires 2Checkout to Expand Payment Flexibility and Broaden Market Reach


Combined company will bring a unique combination of eCommerce and subscription management solutions to market through various payment models across the globe.
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Avangate Grows Customer Trust and Increases Conversion Rate with HACKER SAFE®

HACKER SAFE certified sites prevent over 99.9% of hacker crime.Avangate B.V. selected Scan Alert Inc. to provide HACKER SAFE® and PCI compliance monitoring services for its proprietary eCommerce solution for Electronic Software Distribution - Avangate® and for the website.

The agreement further enables software merchants using Avangate as their eCommerce platform to immediately and at no additional cost provide their customers with the safest PCI compliant purchasing environment.

The HACKER SAFE® logo displayed on the secure order pages certifies online shoppers in real time that their credit card information is protected, increasing customer trust.
With identity theft and credit card fraud continuing to plague online retailing, HACKER SAFE has become an international ecommerce security standard. HACKER SAFE technology enables merchants to easily manage potential website vulnerabilities and then patch them quickly and accurately.

Merchants that meet the HACKER SAFE standard every day can then merchandise their certified security by displaying the HACKER SAFE certification mark on their websites. HACKER SAFE certified retailers around the globe report that certification increases their site conversion an average of 14%.

"Security is a must for any business in eCommerce as customers' trust reflects in sales volumes. Scan Alert’s monitoring and certification services offer PCI compliance throughout the ordering process and build up confidence, good reputation, and excellent revenue for clients, making effective online marketing instruments.
Avangate has always prided itself on the client oriented policy and choosing HACKER SAFE reinforces this strategy as ScanAlert's security auditing and certification services are reliable, accurate and well-known by both consumers and online retailers
." says Dragos Stanescu, Sales Manager at Avangate B.V.

"Avangate has a high profile in the software retailing market and we’re excited to help them both protect their customers and increase their ecommerce revenue," says ScanAlert's Managing Director of Channel Sales, Michael Ayers.
"Avangate merchants will each save hundreds, if not, thousands of dollars by choosing ScanAlert for PCI DSS validation, while the HACKER SAFE certification will provide the peace of mind that consumers seek when shopping online" added Ayers.

ScanAlert is remotely auditing Avangate's secure servers daily and certifying them to both the HACKER SAFE and PCI DSS security benchmarks. In addition, the globally known HACKER SAFE certification mark present on Avangate’s payment processing page provides shoppers with strong independent certification that they can order and pay online under the most secure conditions.

The HACKER SAFE® logo is as of now present by default on the Avangate payment interface. According to specific marketing needs, Avangate clients can determine the placement of the HACKER SAFE® logo on their personalized template.


About HACKER SAFE Certification
Used by over 70,000 web sites, ScanAlert’s HACKER SAFE technology is the world’s leading web site security certification standard. The HACKER SAFE certification standard exceeds the highest requirements of the Payment Card Industry data security standard, as well as all other government and industry regulations.

The HACKER SAFE certification mark is controlled by ScanAlert, only appearing on web sites that pass daily security audits. HACKER SAFE is highly effective in addressing the security concerns of online shoppers. In A/B testing conducted by more than 350 online retailers, visitors seeing the HACKER SAFE certification mark made an average of 14% more purchases compared to those not seeing it.

About ScanAlert, Inc.
Headquartered in Napa, CA, ScanAlert is the world’s largest web site security certification company,protecting over 70,000 web sites in 40 countries through the HACKER SAFE certification program. Over 40% of the Internet Retailer Top 500 use HACKER SAFE certification to build the trust that builds their business. ScanAlert also provides co-branded security services on behalf of hundreds of organizations such as Visa International, CyberSource, and The Council of Better Business Bureaus.

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About 2Checkout (formerly Avangate)

2Checkout, a Francisco Partners portfolio company, is the digital commerce & payments provider that helps companies sell their products and services via multiple channels, acquire customers across multiple touch points, increase customer and revenue retention, leverage smarter payment options and subscription billing models, and maximize sales conversion rates. The company’s clients include ABBYY, Absolute, Bitdefender, FICO, HP Software, Kaspersky Lab, and many more companies across the globe.

Avangate acquired 2Checkout in March 2017. More information about 2Checkout’s Avangate platform and related services can be found on

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